Tunisian-French singer Sonia Ben Ammar is back in the studio

Tunisian-French singer Sonia Ben Ammar is back in the studio
The Tunisian-French singer is working on a new musical project. File/Instagram
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Updated 28 July 2020

Tunisian-French singer Sonia Ben Ammar is back in the studio

Tunisian-French singer Sonia Ben Ammar is back in the studio

DUBAI: It appears that Tunisian-French singer and model Sonia Ben Ammar is working on a new musical project. 

The 21-year-old shared with her 734,000 Instagram followers this weekend that she is back in the studio and working on something for her fans after months of self-isolation.

“Documentation of the (very) rare times I didn’t show up to the studio in my pajamas. I know these are old but I’m working on a new project for ya (sic),” Ben Ammar wrote alongside a series of images of herself at the studio, including one where she is seen wearing white thigh-high cowboy boots and a leather blazer dress. 

“To be honest I find it challenging to stay inspired and write songs when it feels like the word is crumbling apart but art keeps us sane and brings us closer together so I like to remind myself that,” she added. 

The singer, who splits her time between France and California, launched her first EP, a four-track project  entitled “EP 1” in Nov 2019 with her debut single “Joyride.”

For her debut EP, Ben Ammar teamed up with Jason Quennville, better known as “DaHeala,” the producer behind The Weeknd’s hit, “Starboy” and “Beauty Behind the Madness.” However, it is uncertain whether he is involved with the model-slash-singer’s forthcoming project. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EP out Friday I can’t begin to express how I feel. I hope it makes YOU feel. You can pre order it link in bio

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Memorably, she performed live at Coachella back in 2018, joining French DJ Petit Biscuit for a surprise set, in which she sang their hit “Creation Comes Alive” to a packed crowd.

Born in Paris, the multi-hyphenate – who moved to Los Angeles for college (she studied music business) and to pursue her singing career – is also a rising star in the fashion industry. 

She made her runway debut in 2017 for Miu Miu and quickly found herself in demand from some of the most renowned labels, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Hererra.

In addition to her modeling and singing careers, she has also appeared in a couple of French films, including the 2013 film “Jappeloup” – Her parents are Tunisian director Tarek Ben Ammar and actress Beata.


‘Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer’ is fraught with blood and gore

 'Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer' is now streaming on Netflix. Supplied
'Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer' is now streaming on Netflix. Supplied
Updated 16 January 2021

‘Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer’ is fraught with blood and gore

 'Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer' is now streaming on Netflix. Supplied

CHENNAI: The world has lived with serial killers for centuries, and one of the earliest ones to have been recorded but was never caught is Jack the Ripper, who is alleged to have been largely active in London's Whitechapel district in 1888. Eventually, he became part of folklore and rumours. 

In the summer of 1985, Los Angeles was also terrorized by a serial rapist and murderer, who broke into homes through open windows and doors at night, and before the cops could catch him, 13 men, women and children had fallen prey to him. Sometimes he used a hammer, sometimes a knife, sometimes a telephone cord for strangulation and on occasions had a meal from the refrigerator after he had finished with his bloody business.

A new Netflix docuseries, "Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer" from Tiller Russell graphically maps out the terrifying activity of the criminal, whose real name was Richard Ramirez ( Lou Diamond Phillips plays this part) and how he got the inhabitants of Los Angeles into a state of fear and panic.

The series has very disturbing images and can send shivers down the spine of even the most hardy, and Ramirez's serial attacks were not new to the city, which had witnessed this kind of crime earlier – Black Dahlia and Manson murderers, who killed a pregnant Sharon Tate, an American actress and wife of Roman Polanski. 

'Night Stalker: the Hunt for a Serial Killer' is now streaming on Netflix. Supplied

Ramirez was a killer with no established pattern. Between June 1984 till his arrest in August 1985, 13 people between six and 82 died. They belonged to different genders, race and class. The only common feature was open windows and doors, and LA residents zipped up their homes in 100F, barricaded their windows and adopted large dogs. But the “bogeyman” proved elusive for a long time, and when he was finally trapped on a street by passersby, who had seen pictures of him in the papers, he was only 25. Sentenced to execution, he remained on the death row for two decades before dying of cancer. 

The series has very disturbing images and can send shivers down the spine of even the most hardy. Supplied

Russell, is a veteran of true crime series and has been interested in this since his days as a reporter in a local paper. He takes us into "Night Stalker" through the recollections of two LA detectives, Gil Carrillo and Frank Salerno. Carrillo's memory 30 years after the frightening nights was amazing, and he remembered details with precision. The two went through Hell, hardly sleeping or eating. But in the end, it was worth their sweat.